Skip to main content

View Post [edit]

Poster: gmcgill Date: Feb 17, 2019 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Title Renaming

All the shows have a .txt file with show info, track titles, etc. Make sure you download this into the same folder as the audio tracks.

I use foobar2000 (a great windows player and much more) and a component called "Live Show Tagger". Download and install foobar2000 from here:
http://www.foobar2000.org/download

After installing find the Live Show Tagger component and download:

http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_tradersfriend

This file will be a *.dll file when unzipped. Copy this file into the "components" subdirectory under the foobar2000 directory in your program files (x86) folder in your files.

Then restart foobar2000 program. Open all the files for that show into foobar2000, right click, choose "live show tagger" and it should show you a window that is automatically finding the track names. Click OK (or whatever it is asking you to do....could be SAVE). Then you'll see that the files metadata tags now have the correct information from the *.txt show information files.

Reply [edit]

Poster: photon_trap Date: Feb 17, 2019 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Title Renaming

Got it. Thanks gmcgill !
Even if I just use foobar as a tool, it beats the manual method for sure! I'll give it a go - Thanks bud

Reply [edit]

Poster: photon_trap Date: Feb 17, 2019 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Title Renaming

OK...It added track and Disc # but that's it. Track names remain the same. Maybe something funky with the .txt file? is there a "proper" format to follow? Or maybe the format of the .txt filename?

Thanks


Attachment: 2008-01-21.txt

Reply [edit]

Poster: gmcgill Date: Feb 17, 2019 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Title Renaming

txt file is correct. It is hit and miss for me. Some shows load up fine with titles and some don't. Sometimes it helps me to add track numbers from 01 to N before doing the live show tagger attempt.

By the way, I use mp3tag for most of my tagging needs, and it has a nice automatic auto renumbering utility under tools menu item. Works with FLAC, WAV, mp3, m4a, etc. Download from here:

https://www.mp3tag.de/en/dodownload.html

And another method I've used when live show tagger doesn't work is the following:

1. import *.txt file into EXCEL. Convert "text to columns", and this leaves song titles in a column by themselves. Delete excess rows and columns, leaving just title column. Then save as a regular CSV file.

2. In mp3tag, open album files, sort from track 1 to N. Then select all, and "Convert" >> "text file to tag". A popup box will ask for the filename you want to use. Point to the CSV file you just created (probaby "Book1.csv" unless you changed the name.

3. In the popup box under format string enter:
%title%

Then click OK. This should use the titles from the csv file as your title tag.

This post was modified by gmcgill on 2019-02-17 18:19:24

Reply [edit]

Poster: photon_trap Date: Feb 17, 2019 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Title Renaming

Hey thanks a lot gmcgill, I appreciate your help a lot!
I used the .csv method with success knowing nothing about mp3tag.
I would consider that method a reasonable work-around.
Thanks again

-Jeff

Reply [edit]

Poster: gmcgill Date: Feb 17, 2019 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Title Renaming

Excellent